No. 2010-1249.

642 F.3d 1355 (2011)

WELLMAN, INC., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

April 29, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Barbara L. Moore , Edward Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP, of Stamford, CT, argued for plaintiff-appellant. With her on the brief was Scott D. Wofsy , Barry Kramer , and Brian R. Pollack ; Denise Seastone Kraft, John Reed and Aleine Porterfield , of Wilmington, DE.

Kenneth R. Adamo , Jones Day, Cleveland, OH, of argued for defendant-appellee. With him on the brief were Regan J. Fay , Thomas R. Goots , Leozino Agozzino , Anthony T. Jacono and Peter D. Siddoway ; and Lawrence D. Rosenberg , of Washington, DC. Of counsel on the brief was Mary B. Graham , Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell, of Wilmington, DE.

Before RADER, Chief Judge, LOURIE, Circuit Judge, and WHYTE, District Judge.

RADER, Chief Judge.

The United States District Court for the District of Delaware granted Eastman Chemical Company's ("Eastman's") motion for summary judgment of invalidity of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,129,317 (the "'317 patent") and 7,094,863 (the "'863 patent") (collectively, the "Wellman patents") for indefiniteness and granted-in-part Eastman's motion for summary judgment of invalidity for failure to disclose the best mode. Because the specifications of the Wellman patents...

Let's get started


Welcome to the leading source of independent legal reporting
Sign on now to see your case.
Or view more than 10 million decisions and orders.

  • Updated daily.
  • Uncompromising quality.
  • Complete, Accurate, Current.

Listed below are the cases that are cited in this Featured Case. Click the citation to see the full text of the cited case. Citations are also linked in the body of the Featured Case.

Cited Cases

  • No Cases Found

Listed below are those cases in which this Featured Case is cited. Click on the case name to see the full text of the citing case.

Citing Cases